My goal is improving the capacity of the built environment to support and enhance human health, well-being, and performance.
My building design experience is primarily in the industrial (most recently, bio-tech/pharmaceutical facilities), educational (K-12 & higher ed), and healthcare market sectors in facilities planning & space planning, requirements definition, conceptual design, sustainable design, detailed design, product design/development, and usability testing. I also have experience in fabrication, construction administration, and user-experience design.
My web/systems design experience primarily entails needs analyses, heuristic evaluations, usability analyses, and systems modeling for healthcare-related applications and websites.
I currently work on the design of industrial facilities with Fluor Enterprises, teach online courses in user experience design and information architecture for Kent State University, am wrapping up a study on human wayfinding in complex buildings, am active with the state chapter of the USGBC, and am writing a book on architecture, cognition, and systems.